2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: At USC, 2 determined women spoke out. Ugly attacks over racism, anti-Semitism, Zionism took over
    Entry Credit: Teresa Watanabe
    Judge Comment: Does a beautiful job of telling a difficult story with balance and empathy.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: The new reality of school at home: Overwhelmed. Isolated. Unfocused. Very Stressed
    Entry Credit: Howard Blume, Paloma Esquivel, Sonali Kohli, Rosanna Xia
    Judge Comment: A comprehensive look at schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: For children living in motels, WiFi hot spots make school possible
    Entry Credit: Theresa Walker
    Judge Comment: Skillful writing pushes this story about children living in motels to the top. I appreciated the interweaving of one woman's personal recollections with the larger topic.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Their new schools knew nothing about allegations against these Bay Area teachers. Should they have?
    Entry Credit: Daniel Wu, Erin Woo
    Judge Comment: Great reporting on a crucially important topic.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Far from Home, Far from Safe
    Entry Credit: Joaquin Palomino, Cynthia Dizikes, Sara Tiano
    Judge Comment: Great reporting.